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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel)



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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
Old Stock Cellar Reserve is a one-time, small batch, limited release that has been aged in oak whiskey barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer an added layer of complexity. A memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a completely unique offering.

2005 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2007 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2009 Vintage 13.7% ABV
2013 Vintage 14.1% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (798) - SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
A: Deep brown coloured with a one finger off white head that dissapates fast. N: Vanilla, figs, bourbon, hint of apricot and dates. T: Liqourice, vanilla, molasses O: Very deep flavours and nice barrel aging. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
2013 bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! Thereís a ton of barrel-aged flavor and aroma as soon as I opened the bottle. Sweet, caramel flavor thatís dried out a bit from three years in the bottle, but with so much bourbon and dry oak flavor that it almost tastes like a sweet bourbon. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 30, 2016
2013 bottle. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and some dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6597) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Amber-red colour with a quickly fading off-white head.
Aroma: Bourbon, alcohol, dried fruit, vanilla, raisin, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, alcohol, raisin, bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
A consistently great if pricey beer, the sweetness of the bourbon meshes well with the fruitiness and creates a complex monster. Itís too boozy and sweet compared to the complex yet more delicate base imo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Dark amber/brown color, hazy. Lovely nose, sweet caramel and fruits and lot of bourbon barrel aromas and vanilla. Sweet taste of bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a lingering alcohol taste that warms your whole being. Long, awesome finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3892) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Light hazy deep mahogany color with medium, fast dissipating off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, sweet booze, raw sugar and red berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of booze, bourbon, wood and raw sugar. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Pretty nice, but a bit overly booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9199) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. 2013 vintage.
Pours dark mahogany color with a very small head. Aroma is extremely pleasant bourbon-y with vanilla, quite dry wooden notes, caramel and some malts. Flavor is dry malty, refined with subtle wooden tingliness and slight alcohol burn, vanilla and ripe fruits on the sweet side. An excellent slow sipper, the aroma alone is intoxicating. Bourbon fans rejoice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
37,5 cl bottle vintage 2013 (14,1%) @ home
Aroma has sweet, sweet barley wine & bourbon tones; caramel, toffee and vanilla. Flavour has alcohol, sweet bourbon tones, caramel and toffee. Bourbon is strong with this one, this is still somewhat balanced though. Most likely will work quite perfectly as a slow sipper when slightly chilled. The alcohol cuts the sweetness nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. Vintage 2013. Pours a dark brown colour without a head. Aroma of toasted malts, fudge, bourbon and some wood. Flavour of toasted malts, tangy wood notes, fudge, some chocolate, bourbon, raisins and warming alcohol. Full bodied. Warming, sweet, bourbon finish. Very elegant. The bourbon here is very well presented.

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